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One Suspect: Hit and Run, Chase, Crash, Foot Pursuit. Finally, Arrest for DUI (and all that other stuff, too)

Fredericksburg Police recount man's wild failed attempt to avoid officers.

One Suspect: Hit and Run, Chase, Crash, Foot Pursuit. Finally, Arrest for DUI. Provided by Fredericksburg Police Department
One Suspect: Hit and Run, Chase, Crash, Foot Pursuit. Finally, Arrest for DUI. Provided by Fredericksburg Police Department
A hit-and-run Tuesday afternoon ended with a second wreck and foot chase before the suspect was finally apprehended, according to Fredericksburg Police.

Clarence Wallace, 29, of Spotsylvania, was charged with DUI, two felony counts of hit and run, eluding, obstruction of justice and driving on a revoked license. 

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, a teen reported that a red minivan had struck her vehicle as the suspect tried to pass her at a stoplight on Fall Hill Avenue. The driver of the minivan sped off, but was spotted being driven recklessly farther down Fall Hill Avenue, according to police spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe.

"As officers attempted to catch up to the minivan, the van crashed and came to a stop on Lafayette Boulevard near the National Park Visitor Center after causing significant damage to the guard rail and a sign belonging to the Park Service," Bledsoe said. 

The driver, identified as Wallace, fled on foot but was located and taken into custody near the intersection of Belman Road and the Blue Grey Parkway.

Wallace had a cut on his face from the crash and received treatment from EMS after he was transported back to the scene of the accident on Lafayette Boulevard. 

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